Los Angeles Angels take on Mariners in baseball test
Los Angeles Angels vs Seattle Mariners Odds
Safeco Field hosts an MLB battle between the Seattle Mariners and the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
The Mariners will rely on Hisashi Iwakuma to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Joe Blanton will be his counterpart for the Angels. Hisashi Iwakuma is 7-4 this season, and Joe Blanton is 2-11.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Mariners as -128 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked Mariners and the American League No. 7-rated Angels in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 12 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).
Seattle owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' American League No. 14-rated defense.
The Angels were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Felix Hernandez shut down the Angels in their last game, striking out 4 in a 6-0 shutout over Los Angeles in baseball action at Safeco Field.
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 1-9
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Angels at Mariners trends to consider:
LA Angels are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games on the road
LA Angels are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
LA Angels are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Seattle's last 9 games at home
Seattle is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
LA Angels home to Oakland, Friday, July 19
Seattle at Houston, Friday, July 19